Rodriguez Earns Service Award From City of Malibu
Rodriguez, who has coached Waves baseball for the past seven years, was recognized for his offerings and assistance to the community. The Pepperdine baseball team holds coaching clinics for Malibu Little League as well as sponsoring and participating in Little League days at Pepperdine baseball games. Aside from coaching, Rodriguez has helped fundraise for the organization by donating baseball memorabilia from his own personal collection. The fundraising activities help offset the costs of running the youth baseball programs each year.
Known for one of the best baseball camps on the West Coast, Rodriguez and his staff continue to hold multiple camps throughout each summer for young, aspiring baseball players. During the Waves regular season, it is not uncommon to see a local Malibu Little Leaguer suited up as a batboy for Pepperdine. As a result of his involvement and presence in the youth baseball community,
“We are lucky to have such a hard working and thoughtful person who wants to be involved in our community and who cares to take such an active role in the lives of the youths of
A coach with a humanitarian philosophy he applies not only to coaching, but life in general, Rodriguez believes in teaching his players responsibility, community awareness and giving back to the residents of
“I am very honored to be presented with this award,” said Rodriguez. “I feel it is so important to support the community we live and play in. I try to teach my players that there is more to life than winning baseball games. You have to be willing to help others and by doing that, you’re helping yourself to become a better person.”